Reports | April 30, 2013 17:35

Karpov, Topalov and other stars to play in Kiev

Chess-news reports that 3-8 June there will be a strong rapid tournament in Kiev, Ukraine: the international festival "Sberbank Open". The main event is a 10-player rapid event with Anatoly Karpov, Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Veselin Topalov, Peter Leko, Arkady Naiditsch, Sergei Zhigalko, Pavel Eljanov, Anton Korobov and Alexander Areshchenko. The venue is the National Sports Complex "Olympic".

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noyb's picture

Best of luck to Karpov! It would be nice to see the old lion roar.

Allan's picture

Karpov will beat his young opponents! Let us see Mr. Karpov displays his Boa constrictor weapon!

S3's picture

Yeah mr. Karpov, show us your boa constrictor!

NN's picture

Poor Karpov, I am afraid that he has been thrown in a pit with lions instead. His opponents are very strong and have had far more practice recently.

strana's picture

Ok, but do not forget that young Tolya was the best player ever and that he recently won a very strong rapid tournament, beating Ivanchuk in the final

Anonymous's picture

He also beat Kasparov in a short rapid match - bringing him to tears.

perfidia's picture

i like to view the games. what tournament is that?

Daniel's picture

Chucky not playing?

Brecht's picture

i hope Karpov will be quick enough at his age!...last time Kasparov crushed Karpov in a rapid match based on time pressure...

RG13's picture

If the German, Spanish, U.S. and Norwegian federations formed a rival world body, I wonder who would join them? Russia and India would probably stay with FIDE - they seem to have an understanding.

sundararajan ganesan's picture

has karpov got any seeding, the one he has had enjoyed in his entire career!

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